I love the movie “Groundhog Day”. There were rumors of a sequel but what would be the point?
I would watch any movie that starred Bill Murray. He is just so fun. He’s also a pretty good serious actor and I watch but I keep waiting for the punchline. The guy is just funny. I had the good fortune of meeting him in New York and because it’s a long story, I’ll just say that what you see is what you get. He is who you would expect him to be.
Groundhog Day is one of those movies that is hard to pass up each February 2nd, much like “Christmas Vacation”, “Home Alone” or “Die Hard” at Christmas time. The only difference is there is only one selection so thankfully it’s a good one!
I know a movie is really good when I have so many best scenes. Like the cold water showers or when he punches Ned (bing!). Or when he gets slapped in the face again and again. Oh, how about when he kisses the old lady? Stuffs his mouth with the giant piece of sponge cake? Performs on the piano at the dance? Creates the ice sculptures?
See what I mean? Just far too many great scenes. One ofor my friends told me once that he didn’t look like the film because she fell in love with him in 24 hours. I said, “Really? That’s the part you’re having trouble with? Not the fact that he relived the same day who knows how many times and killed himself so many times, only to awaken each day unscathed”?
Another one objected to the piano teacher claiming him as one of his students at the party when it was clear that he needed no lessons that day and his time capsule was only 24 hours at a time. Again, it’s just a romantic comedy.
Some people don’t like it? That’s ok. Different tastes for different people. I enjoy a good no brainer once in a while. Probably why I also loved “Parks and Recreation”. Just crazy fun that lightens the mood. Oh, and the toaster scene? Killer funny! Sorry.
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